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Leslie Sarony had huge popularity during the 1930s with his self penned compositions. As well as appearing on stage, Leslie Sarony made many records both under his own name and as an un-named vocalist often with Jack Hylton's Orchestra.

The Album includes some tracks from the beginning of Leslie Sarony's recording career which lead into the more typical fare of Rhymes and his most remembered number Ain't it grand to be bloomin well dead.

As featured in Best of British magazine, January 2006 issue, page 64.

25 Tracks in total, recorded between 1926 and 1935. All tracks (except On Ilkla Moor Baht'At) written by Leslie Sarony himself.

Leslie Sarony - Wheezy Anna
Leslie Sarony - Wheezy Anna Album (Download) GBP £7.99

Murder and Mayhem provides two differing entertaiments. Firstly Murder shows the talents of Tod Slaughter who chilled the spines of his audiences for many years with his melodramas. Two included here are "Murder in the Red Barn" based on a true story, and the famous "Sweeney Todd, Demon Barber of Fleet Street" who ran a murderous hairdressing business. Edgar Wallace, the famous crime writer also reads from his own short story, the Man in the Ditch.
Mayhem reaches another seam of entertainment. Wee Georgie Wood creates his famous childhood Black Hand Gang, whilst Will Hay introduces us to his awkward pupils in the Fourth Form at St. Michael's. 18 Tracks in total, recorded between 1928 and 1932.

Murder and Mayhem
Murder and Mayhem - Album (Download) GBP £7.99

Jack Warner is remembered today for his portrayal of the popular TV policeman, Dixon of Dock Green, but his career was much wider than that. On this 23 track Album, Jack Warner shows his versatility both in song and monologue. Performing across the spectrum from cockney comedian to French singer, Jack Warner provides a complete entertainment.

Jack Warner - The Old Blue Pencil
Jack Warner - The Old Blue Pencil - Album (Download) GBP £7.99

This Album gathers together some fine location recordings. Opening with Gracie Fields 1935 performance at the Holborn Empire, the Album also includes live recordings of Frank Randle and Tommy Trinder. Excerpts from two Royal Variety Performances show some of the changes between 1935 and 1952, both in performance and choice of Artist - it is interesting to compare Gracie's 1935 rendition of "Sally" with that of 17 years later. Great performances by timeless artists.

Variety - Live
Variety - Live - Album (Download) GBP £7.99

Gillie Potter was very popular for his radio broadcasts during the early 1930s with his famous opening line: “Good Evening England, this is Gillie Potter speaking to you in English” which mocked the then pomposity of the BBC. An educated man, his humour requires an educated audience for its full appreciation. This Album contains all of Gillie Potter's published recordings together with an advertising disc which he made for "University Motors".

Gillie Potter - Heard at Hogsnorton
Gillie Potter - Heard at Hogsnorton - Album (Download) GBP £7.99

Albert Whelan, the famous Australian Entertainer, had a long and successful career, which lasted from the early days of the 20th century, right up to his death in 1961. In his act Albert dressed immaculately, and was the first person to use a signature tune, which he whistled at the start and end of his performance. As well as his own songs, Albert Whelan was an excellent mimic, and this coupled with the ability to update his act lead to a long recording career. The songs here include some of Albert Whelan's best known as well as popular tunes of the 1930s.

Albert Whelan - The Whistling Boy
Albert Whelan - The Whistling Boy - Album (Download) GBP £7.99

Gracie Fields is remembered today as the singer of the song "Sally". In the earlier part of her career Gracie Fields was a top variety entertainer with a huge repertoire of comic songs. This Album includes many from those early years, sung in a broad Lancashire accent, as well as some of the later songs. Under-rated today for her earlier work, much of which has been unavailable for years, this Album should help to redress the balance.

Gracie Fields - A Hot Pot Party
Gracie Fields - A Hot Pot Party - Album (Download) GBP £7.99

This Album by Florrie Forde, complements the previous  issue of her songs on the Album Join in the Chorus. Recorded electrically between 1929 and 1936 some fine chorus songs are included with a number of old favourites. Personal introductions by Florrie to "After the Ball" and "Goodbye Dolly Gray" lead us into the later compositions - some memorable, and some unforgettably catchy. Some sadness too, as "In the Mansion of Aching Hearts". Of course, no record of Florrie Forde would be complete without "Down at the Old Bull and Bush", and in the version here she introduces the song and the band joins in the Chorus. Great entertainment from Florrie Forde at the top of her profession.

Florrie Forde - Forty Fousand Frushes
Florrie Forde - Forty Fousand Frushes - Album (Download) GBP £7.99

Although entitled "Just Gert and Daisy", this Album by Elsie and Doris Waters shows us that there was a lot more to these two performers than just those cockney characterisations. Coming from a musical background, Elsie and Doris Waters were accomplished musicians and this shows in their early songs. Broadcasting lead to their fame as the cockney pair Gert and Daisy, particularly during World War II where the exploits of Daisy's husband Bert struck a chord amongst listeners. Some good parodies of Flotsam and Jetsam, and topical songs about Henry Hall and Christopher Stone add to the entertainment.

Elsie and Doris Waters - Just Gert and Daisy
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The fictional village of Inversnecky was the invention of Aberdonian Harry Gordon. On this Album, many characters within the village are considered, from the barber to the beadle. Each of Harry Gordon's presentations follow a similar format with a song followed by some witty patter and then a finishing verse. Comparatively little known south of the border, probably due to difficulties of accent and lifestyle, Harry Gordon's popularity in his native Scotland was tremendous.

Harry Gordon - The Laird o Inversnecky
Harry Gordon - The Laird o'Inversnecky - Album (Download) GBP £7.99
 
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